Agent 99's partnership with the gifted and pioneering cinematographer Valentina Caniglia, is one born out of a long standing relationship cemented by the symbiotic understanding of this unique artist's gifts and goals. She's shot projects in all mediums: from episodics to docs, shorts to features, music videos and commercials. Valentina's an award winning DP who always infuses her vision and passion into a project, while remaining enthusiastically open to collaboration, surmounting challenges, discovering and building creative avenues and solutions. Whether it's a hefty or modest budget, Valentina always delivers above and beyond expectations. It's all about creating the best work.
Her prolific career has taken her around the world; throughout the US, Europe, Africa and The Middle East. From Paris to Palestine, Algeria to Athens--(Greece or Georgia), Valentina's comfortable in her skin and any environment or culture she's thrust into. She connects seamlessly with people of all backgrounds and loves immersing herself in the new and unfamiliar. Fun fact: After shooting the award winning feature, "Pomegrantes and Myrrh", she opted to stay on and live in Palestine: many months after production had wrapped.
Valentina's bicoastal, a proud union member of Local 600 and is the 1st woman inducted into the Italian Society of Cinematographer's (DP union), known as AIC, IMAGO. She speaks Italian, English and Spanish and owns a RED camera.
"DANCER" video for Planned Parenthood's UNSTOPPABLE campaign
Director: Shruti Ganguly
Cinematographer: Valentina Caniglia
Choreographer: Francesca Harper
Producers: Rachel Kessler & Tanya Selvaratnam
Spoken Word: Rachel Eliza Griffiths
(Featuring) Dancer: Stephanie Rae Williams
AWARDS, NOMINATIONS & SCREENINGS:
• "MADELINE'S OIL" - Director C. Michaelson and Jency Griffin.
WINNER: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY AWARD LOUISIANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
• "FRED WON'T MOVE OUT" - Director Richard Ledes | Cast: Elliot Gould and Fred Melamed.
NOMINATION: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY | The IMAGO AWARD
• "SHADE OF LOVE" - Director Cyntha Hsiug | Created by Talent LLC
WINNER: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY HOBOKEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2010
NOMINATION: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY | The Boston International film Festival 2010
"POMEGRANATES AND MYRRH" - Director: Najwa Najjar | Usturafilms & RIF Films.
WINNER: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY | The 6th Muscat International Film festival 2010
WINNER: U.S. Sundance film festival 2009 - Audience award for best film at Doha
SCREENED at TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2009 | co-founder Robert De Niro
"No Human Is Illegal" | Dir. Richard Ledes
"Children's Aid Society: Briget's Story" | Dir. Max Yampolsky
"Beer and Checkpoints" | Dir. Adla Massoud
"Men of the Sea" | Dir. Gianluca Migliarotti
FILMS | EPISODICS
short "If We Must Die" | Dir. Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic
Starring: Len Cariou and Stephen Payne
Netflix's Original series "Gypsy" (Trailer) | Dir. Lisa Ruben
Starring: Naomi Watts
feature "Pomegranates and Myrrh" | Dir. Najwa Najjar
WINNER: BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY | The 6th Muscat International Film Festival 2010
WINNER: U.S. Sundance film festival 2009 - Audience Award "Best Film" at Doha
Altec Lansing | Dir. Marc Perez
Children's Aid Society "Hamdi" | Dir. Max Yampolsky
Novomatic "Marilyn Monroe" | Dir. Kris Farga
Konami Gaming "Dungeons and Dragons" | Dir. Kris Farga
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